Pete’s Chicken and Shrimp Kebabs

I interrupt my scheduling again today for the brilliant recipe my husband made yesterday.  

We were having my brother and his family over for a braai (barbecue) and we were wanting to serve something different for a change so when my husband woke up yesterday morning and suggested kebabs, we set off to our local store to see what they had on offer.  We went through a few iterations of goodies in our basket until we settled on chicken breasts, shrimps, red peppers and onions.  For the marinade, my husband used a bottle of beer, which in hindsight should have been half a bottle, just because the marinade was a bit too watery for basting and a bottle of sweet chilli sauce.

These kebabs were absolutely delicious and are well worth making.

Pete’s Chicken and Shrimp Kebabs



18 wooden skewers soaked in water
4 chicken breasts cut into cubes
1 packet frozen shrimps defrosted
2 red peppers de-seeded and cubed
1 large onion cut into cubes
1/2 bottle beer
295ml bottle sweet chilli sauce


  1. Combine the beer and chilli sauce in a bowl and add the chicken and shrimps and mix through.  Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours.
  2. Alternate threading the skewers with the peppers, chicken, onion and shrimp – any order will do.
  3. Braai over mediums coals basting with the marinade.


Submitted by:   Pete Frielinghaus, Mauritius